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Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton knows better than anyone how challenging, complex and exhilarating it can be to capture the best of CMA Music Festival and trim it down to three hours of killer television. The results...Read full article... »

PT. 2: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

PT. 2: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

Our conversation with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town resumes in this second installment of her CMACloseUp.com interview. In Part 1, she shared some background on her group’s second stint as hosts of the three-hour...Read full article... »

PT. 1: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

PT. 1: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

The most action-packed night on the Country Music calendar begins at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT on Tuesday, August 5. For three solid hours, ABC Network Television will broadcast “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,”...Read full article... »

JOSH TURNER INVESTS IN MUSIC EDUCATION

JOSH TURNER INVESTS IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Unlike the other Country Music headliners featured the April/May 2014 CMA Close Up cover story on music education, Josh Turner didn’t attend a high school with a consistent music program. To this day, it’s something...Read full article... »

COREY SMITH STANDS UP FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

COREY SMITH STANDS UP FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

CMA has advocated for and supported music education in public schools through its Keep the Music Playing program. But the heart of this initiative is the many artists and teachers who share CMA’s commitment. As...Read full article... »

JOSH TURNER SHARES THE SECRETS OF "MAN STUFF"

JOSH TURNER SHARES THE SECRETS OF "MAN STUFF"

Since his first nomination for CMA’s Horizon Award in 2004, Josh Turner has combined Country Music stardom with the responsibilities of family life. His experiences as a son, brother, friend, husband and father unfold in...Read full article... »

GRAMMY BOOSTS KACEY MUSGRAVES BACK TO TOP

GRAMMY BOOSTS KACEY MUSGRAVES BACK TO TOP

Known for ‘blowin’ smoke,’ Kacey Musgraves  followed her own arrow on choosing songs and sounds for her Same Trailer Different Park Country album- and boy, has it paid off. While just in her first year...Read full article... »

ON THE BUS WITH KACEY MUSGRAVES

ON THE BUS WITH KACEY MUSGRAVES

Kacey Musgraves’ first year in the national spotlight was an incredible one – she won the CMA’s New Artist of the Year Award, got a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, debuted at No. 1...Read full article... »

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS GROWS RATINGS

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS GROWS RATINGS

Last night, Country music’s biggest stars boosted Christmas spirit as well as positive ratings during the airing of CMA Country Christmas on ABC. The special was hosted for the fourth year in a row by Country...Read full article... »

JENNIFER NETTLES’ HOT TOPICS

JENNIFER NETTLES’ HOT TOPICS

With her solo debut album That Girl dropping on Jan. 14, and with her return as host of “CMA Country Christmas” airing Dec. 2 on ABC, Jennifer Nettles is enjoying her time in the national...Read full article... »

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